I just love how cute this little broom turned out! It makes the perfect decoration for fall. It's very easy to make, and being that some of the supplies can be found by taking a little walk around outside, it is fairly inexpensive too. I hope you'll enjoy making it as much as I did...
- 1 Length of Bamboo - Mine is about 2 and a half feet long and has a 3/4 inch diameter.
- Several Small Sized Sticks with Brush Style Ends (see picture) - Mine are about 16 inches long.
- Lashing of your choice - Examples: Raffia, jute, leather cording, or even small rope.
- 1 or 2 Harvest Themed Floral Pick(s) - I used one glittery, and one more natural.
- 1 yard of Ribbon of Choice
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
|Closeup of the 'brush style' ends|
Begin by assembling your broom. Lay your sticks out in a row with the bushy side all in the same direction. Lay one end of the bamboo in the middle of your sticks, but at the stalk end. Gather the sticks around the bamboo and wrap them tightly with the lashing. Secure the lashing by hot gluing the ends. Set the broom to the side. (The bamboo may move up and down within the sticks. That's okay, but if it bothers you, you can set it in place with hot glue before you wrap it.)
Arrange your floral picks how you want them and, cut off any excess stems at the bottom. If you used more than one, glue the ends together, to hold them in place.
Tie your ribbon in a bow, and place it with your floral arrangement how you like. Once you've figured it out, flip it all over and glue it together.
Position the arrangement on your broom wherever you like, and glue it in place. (I chose to place mine a few inches above where the broom end and handle meet.)
There you are... A festive little Harvest Broom to brighten your doorway this season.
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